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Briefs, December 20, 2012

Gloria Arroyo waves to her supporters in Quezon. Photo: Reuters

A Thai deputy prime minister has been charged in connection with the export to China of 100 tigers, an endangered species protected by international law. Plodprasop Suraswadi approved the export of tigers from Sriracha Tiger Zoo - a popular tourist attraction a few hours from Bangkok - to a Chinese breeding firm in 2002. 

Thursday, 20 December, 2012, 3:28am

Briefs, October 30, 2012

Leaflets are launched across the border by balloon. Photo: Xinhua

South Korean activists send leaflets across border

30 Oct 2012 - 3:16am

Ex-Philippine leader Gloria Arroyo pleads not guilty to plunder

Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo enters the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court building in a wheelchair, in Quezon City, east of Manila, on Monday. Photo: EPA

A Philippine court entered a not-guilty plea on Monday for former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on charges she misused US$8.8 million in state lottery funds in the third corruption case against her.

29 Oct 2012 - 11:31am

Philippines' Gloria Arroyo moved to intensive care

Gloria Arroyo was arrested in hospital this month. Photo: AFP

Former Philippine leader Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was moved to intensive care yesterday to stop her suffering a possible heart attack, a week after being arrested in hospital on corruption charges, authorities said.

13 Oct 2012 - 3:50am

Former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo arrested over graft

Gloria Arroyo

A "distraught" ex-Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested at hospital after being charged over a third case of alleged corruption during her time in power.

5 Oct 2012 - 4:29am

Philippines detains ex-president Arroyo on plunder charges

Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo waves to photographers from a vehicle after appearing in court for her arraignment in February. Photo: AFP

Former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was detained on Thursday on charges of plunder, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of life in jail, in one of a series of corruption cases brought against her. Less than three months after she was released on bail following about eight months in detention on charges of election fraud, the latest charge against the ailing Arroyo involves the more serious offence of misusing state lottery funds.

4 Oct 2012 - 7:55pm